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16th Birthday Party Ideas for Girls

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Planning a birthday party, especially a girl's sweet 16th, is a fun, exciting activity, that is sometimes also daunting. This is a guide about 16th birthday party ideas for girls.
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February 6, 20131 found this helpful

In some cultures a girl's 16th birthday party is traditionally a very special occasion. This is a guide about sweet 16 birthday party ideas.

Cupcakes for a sweet 16 birthday party.

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November 6, 2015

My 16th birthday is coming up next year on the 14th of February and I'm stuck on what to do! I can't have a party at home because I live in a small flat and I can't have a party outside as I only have a little garden. I live in Newcastle and there's not a lot to do in the winter. I would roughly like to invite 12 friends. Any ideas guys?

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February 25, 20170 found this helpful

Am go to 16th I dont what do help me

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May 9, 2015

I'm having a 16th birthday party, and I have about 35-40 people I want to invite. It can't be too expensive, less that $500/$400, but I want it to be really fun while classy at the same time, you know? I know a lot of people have themes, but I'm not really too into that. I was thinking of maybe renting out a banquet hall and to just have food and dancing, but that might be too much and I can't seem to think of anything else. Any ideas? Please help! :)

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September 20, 20151 found this helpful

I am also having a sweet sixteen, and my theme is game night/80s. We are going to have it at my house (saves you money from renting a place so you can spend it on decorations, food, and games). There will be games and contests set up all over the house and at the end of the night prizes and "teen choice awards." We are also going to have a bonfire outside. I suggest making sure to have good food, because thats one thing that every teenager is absolutely in love with! Hope your birthday is great

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July 1, 2016

I turn 16 in November this year. My budget is 2,500 and I'm not sure what to do. I need ideas.

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October 15, 20160 found this helpful

Well that is my 16 birthday too... so what i am planning is a High-tea with all my girl friends and then I will take boys to bowling alley.

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February 7, 20140 found this helpful

I'm turning 16 in March and have no idea what to do. I have considered a bon fire or maybe going to a indoor pool, but I'm so lost. I will have about 10 other friends there at the most. I would like it to be somewhat cheap for my parent's budget.

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I want it to be super fun and something I will never forget. Any ideas or suggestions? I would like to do something outside, but with the weather, I'm not sure.

By Sabrina from Mt.Vernon, MO

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February 9, 20140 found this helpful
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I personally think that it is the friends you spend the event with rather than the "stuff" you do that makes the time special. The simplest things can be the best fun. Both of your ideas sound like fun. Perhaps you could do both. I always think that spending time around a campfire, talking, roasting hotdogs, making s'mores, etc. is a wonderful time. Perhaps one of your friends knows how to play a guitar and you can have a sing-a-long. That is always fun.

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June 3, 2016

I'm turning 16 and I don't know what to do for my birthday. Any ideas?

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March 1, 20170 found this helpful

If you are having all girls, you could have a spa party at home, which would be quite affordable.

If you have a lot of people or boys and girls, do something everyone will enjoy, like bowling or skating. Have burgers or pizza afterwards, with cake, of course.

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January 25, 2014

My 16th birthday is coming up. My party has to be cheap and at my house in winter. I don't know what I should do for my party. I don't even know how many people I am inviting. I'm a tomgirl so it can't be very girly. Please help me with some ideas.

By Elizabethfrom NE

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February 20, 20140 found this helpful

You could do a bonfire in your backyard! For my sweet sixteen my parents rented out 3 fire pits (which are inexpensive) and my guests could be either in my basement or outside in the winter without getting cold. Everyone loved it! There was no theme we all just hung out and had fun! A plus we got to wear whatever so that made it easy for everyone (and made the guys especially happy that they didn't have to dress up). And since I was on a budget we ordered pizza and got a variety of deserts and chips from Walmart.

As for a cake we made it ourself because it's more fun and really inexpensive! We put on the radio for music and the most expensive thing we got was a photobooth which was around $150 but definitely worth it! Not that many people have a party like this, they're usually upscale so a lot of people enjoyed it and thought it was "very unique".

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September 27, 2014

Thanks for reading this! I appreciate any advice you can offer. I am not girly and not outgoing (so there won't be very many people at my party (10 at the most) and they will be all girls).

I am looking for any party ideas that are free or really cheap :) I'm not paying for it, but my parents don't have much money and so I don't want them to have to spend lots of money on a birthday party.

I don't want to have a slumber party, and I can't do anything on the weekends because of work. I know that it is really easy for people to get bored at parties if there isn't something going on at all times, and I'd hate for that to be my party.

Does anyone have any ideas? Basically: cheap, fun, and simple? Thanks!

By ATJo

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January 14, 20160 found this helpful

A scavenger hunt

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April 24, 2017

I want to have a little party with 10 of my friends, but don't know what to do. Can you help me?

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May 2, 20170 found this helpful

My girls did things like make pizza, movie, cookout, bonfire, hayride, and volunteer at a shelter or riding arena for special needs kids.

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August 10, 2015

My 16th is in October and I'm really confused on what to do, I've considered a bonfire, but I don't want all my friends to get really bored and our garden isn't that big either. I'm thinking of inviting around 25 girls and guys and I don't want to spend a lot of money.
If anyone has any ideas please let me know :)

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May 22, 20160 found this helpful

Have fun and enjoy your special day

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January 2, 2015

I am having a sort of dance party at my house and there will probably be about 100 people there, guys and girls mixed. I have a DJ planned for the dancing, and all my food is planned as well, but I can't think of any other activities as dancing for hours upon hours can be boring. Please help?

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January 14, 20160 found this helpful

Have the dj stop and do challenges. Like funniest pic, and send it to this number to be judged later

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December 27, 2010

I am turning 16 in March and I want to have a big party, but as of right now I can't think of a good theme for my party. I'm afraid anything I choose might be a disaster and I just can't decide. So if you have any good ideas I would love to hear them. Thank you.

By Caci from SC

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March 17, 20110 found this helpful

I'm turning 16 in July my prom is also in July on the 15th, so I am having a prom theme party on the 22nd everyone thinks its a really good idea as they will get more wear out of their prom outfits :) if your not how about a theme maybe a fancy dress, or a themed fancy dress? Favorite celebs, singers, actors or Disney characters?

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June 23, 2016

My 16th birthday party is in the winter/fall weather so it's not hot at all. My best friend and I always have a joint birthday party because our birthdays are only 4 days apart. She's not really girly and I'm tom boyish. We would like a party that's not really expensive and that we could do at night, but we don't have many ideas beacuse of the weather and not really expensive please! Since it's our 16th birthday we still want it to be special.
Any ideas?
Thanks!

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March 1, 20170 found this helpful

You could pool your money and rent a room in a pizza place. Make a playlist on your phone and hopefully the restaurant has speakers.

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April 8, 2016

I'm turning 16 in October and I want to do a few things with my friends, but I don't want to spend loads of money. I have thought about go karting and a trampoline park, but I don't live near many of those places. I don't have any ideas of what to do. Please help.

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March 1, 20170 found this helpful

I always loved skating. You could go rollerskating, or even ice skating if you have an indoor rink. It is inexpensive and good for both sexes.

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March 24, 2016

My birthday is in November which is a rubbish month for weather and I need some ideas on what to do. The option of an outdoor party is out and I don't like indoor parties. I need some help on what to do. I'm taking 5 of my friends and I have a very big family. I'm really stuck someone help please. x

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June 3, 20160 found this helpful

that is a good one my birthday is coming and a sleepover is Assam.

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January 19, 20150 found this helpful

I'm turning 16 on April 22. I'm having a party with boys and girls, and it's very low budget. I want to do something at a park. I don't want it to be a scavenger hunt, as some of my friends have scoliosis (curved spine, very painful), and they can't move around for an extended period of time. I'm not very girly either. My parents don't want a bunch of people over. It doesn't have to be at a park. Any ideas? Please, nothing expensive. Thank you!

By Dolores

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February 7, 20150 found this helpful

Try doing maybe a cookout with hotdogs and s'mores kind of thing.

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May 11, 20120 found this helpful

What are some ideas for a 16th birthday party?

By Chantelle

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April 19, 20140 found this helpful

Get dressed up with a bunch of your friends and go out to an expensive dinner, have a hang out session at your house. Just decorate everything super cute, rent out a small little house and have your party there with decorations, music, food, and a photo booth.

There's so many things you can do. 16th birthday parties don't have to be a massive thing. Get your friends together and celebrate your birthday doing what you want to do. The party isn't what makes you have a great birthday, it's the people you choose to be around that makes all the difference.

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April 15, 2010

I need some frugal birthday ideas for my twins that are turning 16. A young man and a young woman. Please help!

By Deb from Cypress, CA

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April 17, 20100 found this helpful

What a great Idea! Our Church would let us use the kitchen and we could have a "cook off" Girls vs Boys...good healthy "inexpensive" fun. Maybe we can make our own cake too!

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July 24, 2016

I have a problem. I'm having my 16 birthday party with about 80 people and I have zero ideas for what kind of games to play. Help me please!

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March 22, 20170 found this helpful

Wow, that is a huge party! You could do a lot with many guests:

Host different games like:

- Water balloon fight

- Flag football

- Volleyball

- Football

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October 16, 2015

I am turning 16 in less than 2 months, and I have no idea on what to do. I would really like to do something unique, but my birthday is in December. I really don't like most winter themed parties, and I am fairly athletic. Not many of my friends are as well, but I would to do something active. None of us are really girly. And I am planning on maybe 5 or 6 people at the most.

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October 23, 20150 found this helpful

Will you have snow? If so, how about tobogganing? Skating and skiing require skill to really be fun, and can be expensive if you need a ski lesson (and then it will be fun.) What about laser tag? That might be totally different and is active without being too difficult.

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January 3, 20150 found this helpful

I turn 16 at the end of January and I have no idea what I want to do. I don't have enough close girlfriends to have it be just us, so I want to do a mixed group. I just can't seem to find anything good to do. Other Sweet 16s that I have been to have had pool tables, ping pong, poker, arcade games, etc. I'm just worried that it will be completely boring. One girl in my class had a party during the summer, but it was wildly inappropriate and I'm worried that if I have a dance party, everyone will think it's a complete bore compared to hers. What should I do?

By Charlotte W.

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January 3, 20150 found this helpful

Consider a scavenger hunt. Ideas here:

http://www.scav … venger-hunt.html

Also, this website is interesting-scroll down to Best Teen Party Ideas:

http://www.easy … party-ideas.html

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January 2, 2015

My bday is this month (January). I want a party, but I don't if you know the feeling. It's going to be all girls. I want something that is cheap and easy to do. Any possible ideas?

By Emily

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January 2, 20150 found this helpful

Do a scavenger hunt! Those are always really fun. Another idea is if your party is in the winter, maybe going ice skating then to dinner and/or a movie would be fun as well. Lastly, just a fun sleepover with your bffs is a blast, even though it is simple.

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December 10, 20140 found this helpful

I'm turning 16 on the 9th of February and I have absolutely no idea what to do. I want something fun and enjoyable but not something huge like a party as I don't have many friends and am not really into parties.

I wouldn't mind spending a day out with my boyfriend, but my birthday is on a school day which doesn't help. I really need some ideas as I've searched everywhere and I can't find anything that I like or am interested in.

Help!

By Fatemeh Z.

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December 17, 20140 found this helpful

Some ideas may be the thrifty date: you and your friends/boyfriend go to the 2nd hand store with a small budget ($5-20) each buy the tackiest outfit you can for that amount. do fashion show while you are there and just have fun putting the most hideous outfit tougher.

You then follow this up with going out to your birthday dinner (in the outfits of tacky) i recommend something like McDonalds. bring a table cloth and candle for the meal and just have a grand time. Its cheep its fun and can be done with as many or few people as you wish. Just have a good time.

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November 12, 20140 found this helpful

I want to have a dress up theme for my party, and I don't know what would be good and semi easy for a group of 15-16 year olds.

By Jada

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January 2, 20150 found this helpful

A few good ideas if you want to have a dress up theme would be a masquerade which sounds a lot more expensive and hard than it is. All you need to do is decorate your venue fancy and then have someone play music and get a dress and mask or a tux for guys, then there is your party.

You could also do a red carpet themed party, where you just hang with friends and talk and dance in fancy outfits, but obviously the red carpet itself is essential. There are many more things you could do so suggest researching this more, and good luck to you!

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October 11, 20140 found this helpful

My birthday is in less than 2 months and I still have no idea what to do! I don't want to have a big party... just three girls and myself. I was thinking of a spa day but it's just so expensive, and my parents don't want to spend that much money on the party. Plus the venue can't be too far away because we don't have a car at the moment. Please help!

By Emily

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October 23, 20140 found this helpful

Just do a cute at home sleep over if you have nail polish buy some cucumbers and some face wipes and your ready to go also go with four really small cakes and put there first letter of there name on the cake its really easy to pipe I would also suggest bethany mota on youtube look up her diy and she has this one with her friends it was so cute!!!!!

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October 4, 20140 found this helpful

My 16th birthday is this month. I wanted to get a massage done with one of my friends, but since you have to be 18 and older to do it without a parent in the room, I decided not to. Are there any other ideas that are fun and not a party at a house with alcoholic with one friend.

By Maddie

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December 6, 20140 found this helpful

I think y'all should go to a club or teen, then ride the rest of the night out.

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August 24, 20140 found this helpful

I'm turning 16 on September 18th and I live in Florida. I'm not sure what to do and how many friends to invite. It will be all girls because I don't think any guys would come. Any suggestions?

By Nicole L.

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October 23, 20140 found this helpful

if you like the beach and if you have a some cash in your pocket well all you have to go is go to the beach have a tiki party with drinks and little hand foods or rent jet ski's I know how you fell girl I too live in a really hot place its called Florida lol so I would do and thing not so hot lol

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June 17, 20140 found this helpful

My 16th birthday is in a few weeks (July 2) and I still haven't planned anything. I would like to have many friends over (boys and girls), but I also want to do something that is inexpensive. Please help!

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